2. University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is an ancient university founded in 1495 when William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, petitioned Pope Alexander VI on behalf of James IV, King of Scots to establish King’s College, making it Scotland’s third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world. Aberdeen is consistently ranked among the top 160 universities in the world and is ranked within the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom according to The Guardian, The Times and The Sunday Times.
There are two programmes at the University of Aberdeen that students do not have to pay for tuition fees, namely;
The International Security programme of the University of Aberdeen provides an opportunity to study, in depth, a selected theoretical or operational issue which is challenging the international security regime of the modern world.
3. Scotland’s Rural College
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is a public land based research institution focused on agriculture and life sciences. Its history stretches back to 1899 with the establishment of the West of Scotland Agricultural College and its current organisation came into being through a merger of smaller institutions.
SRUC has six campuses across Scotland – Aberdeen, Ayr, Barony, Elmwood, King’s Buildings and Oatridge. Students study land based courses from further education to postgraduate level and degrees are currently awarded by the University of Edinburgh or the University of Glasgow depending on the course of study.
SRUC is not a tuition free institution but there are 3 Masters programmes which students may not pay tuition fees. These are;